The most important festival of the year in India, Diwali celebrates the triumph of good over evil. Sikhs carry out a procession a day after the Diwali festival to mark Bandi Chhor Divas.
Nov. 3, 2013 Rati Majri-Vanodia offers prayers to Hindu deities as Hindus celebrate Diwali at the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) in Potomac, Md. Diwali, the festival of lights, signifies the triumph of light over dark, good over evil, love over hate. According the Krishna tradition, Diwali is rooted in the story of the return home for Lord Rama and his wife Sita after being away from home for a long time. Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post Buy Photo